BREAKING NEWS - Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot this morning at an event outside a grocery store. There are conflicting reports as to her condition.

UPDATE @ 4:06PM - The  lead neurosurgeon at University of Arizona has confirmed that Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was in fact shot once, in the head and is out of surgery at this time. She is heading into the intensive care unit. The doctor said he is as optimistic about her recovery. The hospital has confirmed that one of the persons to arrive at the hospital has died, a child approximately nine years old. The Associated Press has identified the  gunman as 22 year old Jared Lee Loughner.

The latest reports have the congresswoman in critical condition at a hospital in surgery. Up to 12 others were shot at the event as well. No solid details at this point. National cable news channels as well as local media in Tucson, where the shooting occurred, are providing continuing coverage.